Kington Show is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country and will be held again this year on the second Saturday in September.
With its roots firmly embedded in farming, the show brings together the local community and provides a setting for all to enjoy a fantastic day out.
Along with horse and riding competitions, the show has managed to blend the traditional agricultural feel of livestock and horticultural competitions with the lively entertainment on offer for the whole family in and around the main ring. We have YFC, Shearing and Dog competitions all day as well as a wonderful display of Vintage vehicles.
We also expect to have over 100 outdoor trade stands, a busy Food & Craft marquee and a wide variety of catering options including a licensed public bar.
Find out more about this year’s show and put the date in your diary – come and join us for a day to remember!
Advance tickets will be available: Adults £12.50, 10-17 yrs £5, under 10 yrs free.
Parking is free and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
For any information in connection with the show, phone the secretary Wendy Smith on 01544 340598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10-17 yr old £5.00
Under 10s Free
From mid-August until the Thursday before the show, Adult tickets will be available to purchase locally from the Burton Hotel and Kington Farm Supplies at £10 each.
Why not become a member? The cost of membership is the same as the gate ticket price and includes preferential parking, access to the members’ marquee and information about the show during the year. Please see the Members page for more information or click here to be re-directed.
What’s on 2022
THE SQUIBB FREESTYLE STUNT TEAM
Jamie Squibb was British Motocross Freestyle Champion three times and has since developed his own portable ramps, enabling him and his stunt partners to bring their amazing display to Kington Show – Saturday 10th September 2022.
You will see radical airborne motorcycle aerobatics and ground based stunts, with the biggest and best moves and tricks you are ever likely to see. Team reach dizzy heights as they launch themselves skywards to land over 30 metres away on the lorry based landing ramp.
Most recent ventures for the Team was another invitation to entertain the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed; taking part in the Masters of Dirt competition in Austria and competing in the World Championships at the O2 in London.
The Stunt Team are a very popular display and entertain crowds all over the Country.
Jamie always saves the biggest and best moves and tricks for the finale leaving the crowd yelling for more.
For a chance to see more of the Squibb Freestyle Stunt team click here
WYE VALLEY AXEMEN
The Wye Valley Axemen have members from Rhayader, Llanidloes and Newtown areas, with their ages varying from sixteen to sixty. There will be ongoing displays throughout the day demonstrating speed and skill against each other with a lively commentary. They will also be racing against the shearers – so look out for some real competition.
Come and see Simon Airey and over 30 animals including tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. You will learn about fears and phobias, the environments that these animals come from, how they protect themselves and how adaptation, natural selection and evolution have shaped the way they look and feel.
The shows are very hands-on, interactive, fact-filled and good fun! You can watch the 45-minute shows throughout the day…….. if you’re brave enough.
Come and have a go on our 7.3-metre climbing wall. No previous experience is necessary – just a will to succeed and a bit of courage!
This 4 person climbing wall is fitted with safety harnesses and all the help and advice needed will be provided by the friendly operators.
Suitable for ages 5+.
Have a go on this amazing collection of weird, wacky and unusual bicycles. There are so many to choose from including Penny Farthings, unicycles, bendy bikes, tall bikes, mini bikes, pedal-goes, fun-wheels and more.
Have a go at riding the un-rideable bicycle – steer it one way and it goes the other!
Available to try all day – something to suit all age groups.
THE RADNOR & WEST HUNT
The RWHH will make an appearance in the main ring, where children can come and meet & greet the hounds.
LM QUADS FOR KIDZ
Fun for the under 12s on these mini quad bikes in an inflatable arena.
There will also be a couple of bouncy castles to burn up a bit of surplus energy!
Come and hear about ferrets and watch them in action. This ferret roadshow is suitable for all ages and you will learn about ferrets while watching them racing through tunnels.
In addition, there will be a wide range of Owls on display with information about their habitats and lifestyles.
BASC SHOOTING SIMULATOR
Come and have a go in this ST-2 shooting simulator from Marksman Training Systems.
Anyone, whether new to or experienced in shotgun or rifle shooting, can use the simulator to improve his or her shooting skills and enjoyment of the sport.
WYE VALLEY FALCONRY
THE GRAND PARADE
The Grand Parade of Livestock will be in the ring in the afternoon. This will be a procession of the winning entries from all the Horse, Cattle and Sheep classes. In addition, the selection of the overall Show Champion, chosen by the Show President will take place during the procession
Vintage Tractors and Vehicles
We are pleased to host a display of Vintage Tractors and Vehicles visiting from near and far, with superb commentary explaining the history and use of these magnificent machines.
THE BILL BAILEY BAND
For many years now, the Bill Bailey Band have played their own brand of happy, foot-tapping New Orleans and Dixieland jazz. With saxophone, banjo and tuba, this four-piece ensemble will be playing near the picnic area throughout the day.
WELSH TROTTING RACES
We will be hosting a display of Welsh Trotting or Harness Racing again this year in the main ring during the day. This is kindly provided by Wales and Border Counties Racing. Trainers and drivers are all amateurs, with both men and women competing.
Kington Show will feature Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Open Sheep Shearing Competitions. This is expected to attract the UK’s top operators as well as shearers from overseas. This fast and furious spectacle provides great entertainment. In addition, there will be an open Speed Shearing competition in the evening.
Throughout the day, both Herefordshire and Radnor Young Farmers Clubs will be competing against each other with a varied programme including live entertainment on stage. Don’t forget there’s the After Show Dance too.
If you would like any further information about Kington Show please use the contact form below or get in touch with one of the following:
T 01544 340598 M 07961 945624
Horse & Livestock Secretary
and Membership Secretary
T 01547 529298 M 07811 169676
T 01544 327539
Dog Show Secretary
T 01544 230223